Los Angeles Teams

BBTN: Acuna Promotion, AL West Rivalry, Yanks Rolling

Buster talks to Jerry Crasnick about Atlanta's promotion of Ronald Acuna, the Angels-Astros rivalry, Derek Jeter and more (3:54). Plus, David O'Brien on Acuna (:17), Coley Harvey on Didi Gregorius' hot month (29:58) and Paul Hembekides on the underappreciation of Mookie Betts and more (36:35).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Astros lineup for three-game series finale, looking to avoid sweep vs Angels today.

Language barrier not an issue for Ohtani (1:30)

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Ohtani struggled against the Astros, but he still brought the heat.

Ohtani help Angels over Astros (1:20)
Simmons hits 2 home runs against the Astros (0:39)
Ohtani gets 6 Ks against Astros (0:52)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani out of the game after fanning Alex Bregman for his 7th strikeout. Ohtani threw a season-high 98 pitches (55 strikes) over 5.1 innings and allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Shohei Ohtani is back out to start the sixth inning. Threw a season-high 92 pitches in his pitching debut on April 1st in Oakland (currently at 88 pitches).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Shohei Ohtani with a pair of 101 mph heaters in what will likely be his last inning; at 88 pitches after 5IP. Angels holding on to a 4-3 lead over the Astros.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Astros 9-hole hitter Derek Fisher with his first home run of the season against Shohei Ohtani, cuts the Angels lead to 4-3 in the 5th inning.

Trout hits 10th HR of season (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay was asked at a press conference today whether it was hard to part with the No. 23 overall pick for WR Brandin Cooks. "If you told me I'd be getting that player at 23, I'd be throwing a pool party. And I don't even have a pool."

Rams thinking big picture with Gurley and Peters (1:12)
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Rams exercise options on Gurley, Peters

The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year options for a couple of All-Pros in running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters -- moves that will tack on roughly $19 million to next year's payroll.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Rams have exercised the fifth-year options for RB Todd Gurley and CB Marcus Peters, both no-brainers. Gurley is projected to make $9.63M in 2019; Peters at $9.07M.